More charges against Bucksport man accused of standoff with police

BUCKSPORT, Maine (WABI) - A man accused of creating a standoff in Bucksport on Halloween remains in jail on $25,000 bail.

57-year-old William Benjamin appeared in court Wednesday to face additional counts.

He was initially arrested for reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon.

Benjamin's now charged with terrorizing, criminal use of explosives and creating a police standoff.

Police were called to a home on Route 1 on Halloween for a well-being check.

They say when officers arrived, Benjamin threatened to set off an explosive.

A woman was removed from the house and the state police tactical team was called in.

A section of Route 1 was closed off.

Nearby homes and businesses were also evacuated for several hours while authorities negotiated with Benjamin.